Bless Bless Blessed Earthstrong to the Lion 🦁 Himself! "Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph!" ~Emperor Haile Selassie I
Äthiopien | Dieses Land gilt wegen seiner über 3000 Jahre reichenden Geschichte, zu einem der ältesten Länder der Welt. Es ist ein Land voller Kontraste, bewohnt von circa 64 unterschiedlichen ethnischen Gruppen. Ebenso viele untersschiedliche Sprachen und Dialekte werden hier gesprochen. Die dramatische Landschaft kombiniert mit der reichen und vielseitigen Kultur sowie beeindruckenden historischen Stätten machen das Land zu einem besonderen Reiseland.
"Outside the kingdom of the Lord there is no nation which is greater than any other." Haile Selassie - symbol of internationalism and pan-Africanism, nemesis to Mussolini, and Emperor of Ethiopia - was born today in 1892 #Ethiopia#rastafari
Я уже писала про погоду в Эфиопии, но тут наткнулась на отличные строки на эту тему в детской книжке 🙈
Тот, кто не был в Африке,
Пусть не забывает:
Иногда и в Африке
Можно даже в Африке
Промокнуть под дождем,
Зверю даже в Африке
Нужен теплый дом...
Б. Заходер «Мартышкин дом»
📷 Аддис-Абеба, лето 2018
Hi, I'm @faustopodavini an Italian freelance photojournalism with projects realized in Africa, South America, India and Italy, focused on social and environmental issues. I'm pleased to be taking over the @worldpressphotovenezia account #day1 I'll be sharing my photos from my project "Omo Change" second place in Long Term Category from @worldpressphoto Visit the exhibition @worldpressphotovenezia from August 31 to September 30 at Magazzino alle #Zattere , #Venice .
South #Ethiopia . #OmoValley Along the oriental shore of the Omo River near the Karo village, children are playing by jumping in the sand. The Karo village is located in a natural bights of the Omo River. Karos are a small tribe with an estimated population between 1,000 and 3,000 people and lives thanks to fishing and cultivation made possible by the flooding of the Omo River. Currently, the river forest seen in the background has been demolished and replaced by an extensive cotton plantation of a foreign private company. Following the construction and commissioning of the Gibe III dam, the flooding of the Omo River has stopped, depriving the Karo population of the possibility of cultivating those products that today they're forced to buy at the market. "Omo Change" tells and to document, the big investments from European and Chinese countries in the Omo Valley, one of the most important place for its peculiar biodiversity despite the desert or semi-desert ambient. A big dam construction, foreign investments for brand new cotton farms, are changing dramatically both the naturalistic ambient and the local population daily life. Moreover, there is a big government project to build a sugar factories carrying off more than 200,000 hectares to the tribes with a consequent reshaping of the territorial borders and social. The Omo Valley is seeing its biggest contradiction, the one that has been generated by the investments of the so called development. The Omo Valley risks of becoming a pool of resources for the rest of the world but not for its own population. @10bphotography #wpph2018#worldpressphoto#worldpressphotoexhibition#photojournalism#documentary#exhibit#italy#people#longterm @collettivowsp
We're swooning over Rophi, our featured Ethiopian single-origin this week from @elixrcoffee. Notes of mango, rose hip, and—uncannily—tootsie roll. We'll be brewing this every day during our morning hours. Let us know what you think! ♥️
I don’t usually like to talk about myself very much, but some nice PR is always a plus for business. I was pleasantly surprised to find that what I thought would be a small Q&A piece turned into a full page spread.
It really is awesome to have such a great news source in Buffalo (@bflobizfirst) dedicated to business news and the promotion of local entrepreneurs.
“That until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned: That until there are no longer first-class and second class citizens of any nation; That until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes; That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race; That until that day, the dream of lasting peace and world citizenship and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion, to be pursued but never attained.” - Haile Selassie I (July 23, 1892 - Aug 27, 1975)
A self portrait by the late Ficre Ghebreyesus.
His wife, Dr Elizabeth Alexander, has a an incredible essay in the @nytimes. Every line is something to savor.
But, one of my favorites: “It was a complex, beautiful day. Centuries of tradition came together. The bride and groom could meet in America because war had scattered African families as the Holocaust had scattered Jewish families, and all made themselves anew in their new space.” Take the time to read the essay. It’s worth it.